A double life-size cast bronze figure,
partially submerged, is pulling a boat through a dry river bed towards a
lagoon. In speaking about his sculpture
Phelps said, “The incongruity created by allusions of both water and desert
reflects the incongruity of Phoenix, a city which seems to be a virtual oasis
in the middle of the desert.” This project is one of the earliest projects in the Public Art Program's 30+ year history.